The days shorten, the temperature drops and with a long winter ahead of us it is almost time for us to shut up shop after our first season. And what a season it has been...
Since opening our doors in May we have barely sat down. Cyclist, wine lovers, foodies and friends have come from all four corners of the globe to share Burgundy, her wine, her food and her landscape.
After eating, drinking and cycling around Burgundy, when all our guests leave we ask them to leave a mark in our visitors book. All we want is a written memory of who come to stay, but in in return we have received` countless kind words, some of which are listed below.
I am very fortunate to be able to say that cooking, cycling and drinking the occasional glass of wine are work. But following your passions is not always easy and to be able to read the kind words below after a season of hard work is reward indeed. To all the guests who have visited us in Burgundy, thank you it's been a wonderful summer!
'A perfect start to a special weekend. We will be back with friends to explore more of Burgundy...' Nancy & Guillaume. Lyon, France.
'The most relaxing place on earth...' Adam & Lauren. Norwich, UK.
'Lovely easy going atmosphere with a home from home feel and a garden to relax the senses.' Robert. Melbourne Australia.
'A delightful evening of conversation, wine and food. You've created a beautiful & welcoming hostelry.' Jason. London UK.
'This place is amazing! It feels like an old family home.' Adam & Julie
'Thanks for the opportunity to stay at The Hungry Cyclist Lodge. We appreciated the garden, great food, conversation and beautiful wine.'Norm & Kate. California USA.
'A fabulous find! What a way to recharge the batteries. Burgundy is the best place in the world for food and wine and Tom's cooking matches anyone's in the region. Peaceful, luxurious and unpretentious. We will be back. Janet & Roger. Chester UK.
'We stayed with our entire family and it was unquestionably the best trip any of us have been on. Every detail is cared for, planned out and stunning. This is truly a paradise!' The Jaquise Family. Michigan USA.
'The Lodge was a wonderful place to stay in a beautiful place with many things to do. We will always remember the dinner by the stream. A place Epicurious himself would be happy to stay!' Fred & Michele. Lake Forrest USA.
'A home is only as warm as its host and Tom is the perfect host. Really enjoyed getting to know a little slice of Burgundy life through riding with you.' Andy. London UK
'A great experience. A very warm home and the cycling was perfect. The charrolais beef bbq is something I will never forget.' James. London UK.
'We had an amazing time and loved everything about our visit; the wine, the view, the cycling and above all your wonderful cooking.' Chetan & Ruchisa. San Francisco. USA.
I' could not be happier with finding such a quaint part of Burgundy to spend my week of tasting, touring, eating and drinking. It was great to share a couple of meals and bottles with you and your tips and advice have been invaluable.' Matt. Melbourne, Austrailia.
'You guys Rock!' Louise & Johann. Gothenburg Sweden.
'Quel magnifique sejour! ' Philipe & Solange. Quebec, Canada.
Wonderful, exciting, exhilirating and special times. I will remember this trip forever and will undoubtedly return. Roger. London UK
'Coming here answered all of our pre holiday needs - peaceful, beautiful, fabulous food and knockout wine! This is exactly what was needed to break up a very busy year.' Mina & Fred. London UK
Wow! We have no words for how much we have enjoyed our stay at The Hungry Cyclist Lodge. The property is stunning and the feeling of Burgundy is evident in every corner. Alex & Tyler. Ontario, Canada.
We would never have expected such warm hospitality, generosity and kindness - which above all else has left us feeling like we've just had a big Burgundy cuddle. Ruby & Adam. London UK.
This has been the perfect place to chill out with my eldest son. What you have created here is a little piece of paradise. Thanks for the balance of experience with cycling, history, food, wine and great company. Sally. Brisbane, Australia.
"Thank your for treating us like the shadow of God." Jenn. San Diego, USA.
Eat, drink, bike, sleep. Our time here was absolute perfection. Mary. Los Angeles. USA
This truly was the highlight of our honeymoon. Terroir is everything! Jessica & Justin. Toronto, Canada.
Our trip will be remembered forever. Not only because the great adventures we had but as it is where Zoe and I got engaged. The perfect setting. Zoe & Tom. London, UK.
As soon as we arrived at The Hungry Cyclist Lodge we found the best course of action was to follow Tom's recommendations. Cycling routes, lunches, tastings and visits. We had a perfect Burgundian experience. John and Caroline. London. UK
Great wine! Great people! Great host! I could never have expected the experience I had. This was a phenomenal weekend! Mike. Philadelphia, USA.